Right Atrium Clot Formation following Percutaneous Transmitral Valvuloplasty

  • Negar Salehi
  • Seyfollah Abdi
  • Maryam Esmailzadeh
  • Naser Movasaghi
  • Mojdeh Nasiri-Ahmad Abadi
  • Anoushiravan Vakili-Zarch

Abstract

This case report describes a rare complication of percutaneous transmitral commissurotomy (PTMC). A patient with severe mitral stenosis developed a clot in the right atrium after an unsuccessful PTMC procedure. Because of the high risk of thromboembolism, the patient underwent urgent surgery to remove the clot and to replace the mitral valve with a mechanical prosthesis.

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Published
2013-06-26
How to Cite
Salehi, N., Abdi, S., Esmailzadeh, M., Movasaghi, N., Abadi, M., & Vakili-Zarch, A. (2013). Right Atrium Clot Formation following Percutaneous Transmitral Valvuloplasty. The Heart Surgery Forum, 16(3), E162-E163. https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20121140
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